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Stay and Play on the Monterey Bay

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Last updated: 08/31/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Enjoy an ocean view, quick walk to the beach and on-site parking for 3 cars.

Casa Del Mar is located just steps from Rio Del Mar State Beach. This cozy beach house has all the comforts of home for the entire family (or two) and can sleep 10 comfortably. There is no back yard.

The open 1,500 square foot house has a reverse floor plan. The first floor has 3 bedrooms, a full bath, and laundry room with sand shower. The second floor has another full bath and the rest is an open “great room” – combined kitchen, living and dining area – with an outer deck that wraps around 3 sides. Great views of the Monterey Bay and Aptos hills can be had from anywhere on the 2nd floor.

The upstairs Great Room features a fireplace, couch, nice ocean view, 32” flat panel cable TV, an iPod dock and high-speed wireless internet. There is also a selection of DVD movies, a CD player and music CD’s, some books and games. A spacious dining table comfortably seats 10-12.

Pack up and take the easy 3-minute walk down the hill, directly to the Rio Del Mar State Beach or walk a bit farther to Sea Cliff State Beach (cement ship, fishing pier and visitor’s center). This is a great stretch of open beach which offers clean, white sand, with year-round bathroom facilities and lifeguards on duty during peak season (June-Aug).

In addition to the Rio Market just down the hill for ice and snacks, it is only a short drive to grocery shopping, Starbucks and other Aptos dining. The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and downtown Santa Cruz is about a 15-minute drive. If you choose to explore farther south, the Monterey Bay Aquarium (via Hwy 1) is about a 45-minute drive.

*LAUNDRY NOTE*
House is professionally cleaned prior to your arrival. Beds aren't made but clean sheets are stocked in the bedroom closets -- or you can bring your own. All sheets and towels that are used must be washed prior to departure; OK to leave 1 load in dryer. (With a 4-hour turnaround/cleaning time between check-in and check-out, it's impossible for the cleaning crew to launder 7 beds worth of sheets and towels that have been used by potentially 10 guests). We do have high-capacity washer and dryer.

*IMPROVEMENTS*
Spring 2015 - upper deck extended, new laminate flooring in front ("Surf") bedroom.
December 2014 - new dishwasher installed.
April 2014 - new high-capacity washer and dryer installed.

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • House
  • 1400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Minimum age for renters is 25 years old and renter must be on premises for the entire rental period. Drivers license must be provided for proof of identity and min. age requirement....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Sun: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Surf: 2 bunk bed

    ...moreless

  • Sand: 1 queen, 1 bunk bed

    queen bed has 16 inch mattress...moreless

  • See pictures. Clean sheets are located in each bedroom closet; 2 sets per bed. All mattresses have a waterproof mattress cover. Each bed has 2 pillows per person, blanket and comforter....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Downstairs: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Upstairs: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Sand Shower: shower

    Located in downstairs laundry room...moreless

  • Both bathrooms are stocked with a hair dryer, liquid hand soap and toilet paper. Also there 4 sets of towels (bath towel, hand towel and wash cloth) in each bathroom. Downstairs bathroom has a first-aid kit. The laundry room has a sand shower for a quick rinse....moreless

Other Amenities

  • House is professionally cleaned prior to your arrival. Beds aren't made but clean sheets are stocked in the bedroom closets -- or you can bring your own. Sheets and towels that are used must be washed prior to departure; OK to leave 1 load running in dryer....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player:

    Upstairs great room and downstairs Sand Bedroom....moreless

  • Games
  • Music Library:

    CD's are in the great room....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Comcast Cable with high-speed wireless internet....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Small console that iPod, etc. can be plugged into (universal cable)...moreless

  • Television:

    32' flat screen tv with cable....moreless

  • Video Library:

    A variety of family friendly movies....moreless

Theme

  • Family

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Aptos hill view from kitchen and back deck....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Ocean view from driveway, upstairs family room and deck....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining:

    A spacious dining table comfortably seats 10-12....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    April 2014 - new high capacity machine installed...moreless

  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Linens that are used must be laundered before departure - or you can bring your own....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Ocean views from the upstairs living room (reverse floor plan)...moreless

  • Parking:

    Driveway fits 3 vehicles. There is NO yard - front of house is driveway, back of house is deck overlooking hillside. The pony wall in front is handy for drying out wet suits, beach towels....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Must be laundered before departure - or you can bring your own....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    April 2014 - new high capacity machine installed...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Filters supplied (cone); coffee usually stocked (in the freezer). Also have two separate tea kettles (both electric and stove-top)....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Dishes, silverware and glassware for 10-12....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    New dishwasher installed December 2014....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    New granite countertop. Equipped with a blender, measuring cups/spoons, mixing bowls, serving bowls/platters, pots, pans, baking sheets, colanders, cutting boards, cooking utensils & knives....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven

Outside

  • Balcony:

    (2) Bistro tables and (4) chairs on upper deck; also (4) adirondack chairs are available for lounging....moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Weber and charcoal starter - bring your own charcoal and lighter fluid. BBQ tools are also available....moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2015
Jun 3 - Sep 7, 2015
3 night min stay
$285
$1,820

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $260 Nightly

Thanksgiving 2015
Nov 26 - Nov 29, 2015
4 night min stay
$295
$1,890

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $270 Nightly

Christmas/New Year's
Dec 18 - Jan 3, 2016
3 night min stay
$295
$1,890

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $270 Nightly

President's Weekend 2016
Feb 12 - Feb 15, 2016
3 night min stay
$295
$1,890

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $270 Nightly

Summer 2016
May 27 - Sep 5, 2016
3 night min stay
$295
$1,890

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $270 Nightly

Thanksgiving 2016
Nov 23 - Nov 27, 2016
4 night min stay
$295
$1,890

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $270 Nightly

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$260
$1,645

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $235 Nightly


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $130
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $400
  • Tax Rate 11%

Notes:

Copy of drivers license is required.

Cancellation Policy:

• At least 30 days before arrival date: a full refund will be issued.

• 15-29 days before arrival date: the total rental amount shall be refunded, less 1 night’s Cancellation Fee.

• 14 days or less before arrival date: 50% of the total rent will be forfeited.

No monthly rentals.

Transient Occupancy Tax (T.O.T.) Certificate #: CO00055


Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Location

28 Miles
Nearest Airport
Mineta San Jose International Airport
0.2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
SeaBreeze Tavern
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
Seascape Golf Club
0.9 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 1
0.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Cafe Rio
0.2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Rio Del Mar State Beach

* Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is 10 minutes away

* Monterey Bay Aquarium and Cannery Row are a 40 minute drive

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2011

About the owner: We have lived in the bay area our whole lives and consider the beach our #1 getaway spot.

Why the Owner Chose Aptos:
We've always loved the beach and make frequent trips from the south bay to enjoy it with our boys.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We loved the open floor plan, ocean view, and quick and easy access to the best beach in Santa Cruz County.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • View from front deck

    View from front deck

  • 'Sun' bedroom

    'Sun' bedroom

  • 'Surf' Bedroom

    'Surf' Bedroom

  • 'Sand' Bedroom

    'Sand' Bedroom

  • Upstairs bathroom

    Upstairs bathroom

  • Cement Boat at Sea Cliff State Beach

    Cement Boat at Sea Cliff State Beach

  • Ocean view looking across the street

    Ocean view looking across the street

  • Great room - dining table

    Great room - dining table

  • 'Sun' Bedroom - 1 queen bed

    'Sun' Bedroom - 1 queen bed

  • 'Surf' Bedroom - funky bunk (bottom full/top  twin on) and regular bunk

    'Surf' Bedroom - funky bunk (bottom full/top twin on) and regular bunk

  • 'Sand' Bedroom - 1 queen bed and 1 set of bunk beds

    'Sand' Bedroom - 1 queen bed and 1 set of bunk beds

  • Laundry room (sand shower on back right wall)

    Laundry room (sand shower on back right wall)

  • Downstairs bathroom

    Downstairs bathroom

  • View from driveway

    View from driveway

  • View from back deck

    View from back deck

VRBO #515859

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Speaks: english
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